Another Loss                                                             6-28-2017

               I did not know Jeannie Bogino, our local librarian, very well. We only met two or three years ago when I organized the Constitution Study and the Pages Program. 

                It is very sad to see someone pass at the age of 56, as Jeannie was, and I know she was much-loved in New Lebanon. She will be missed, and may she rest in peace in a huge, warm, cozy Library with a soft chair and a couple of warm dogs at her feet.  

 From our Town Clerk:

                 Our beloved Librarian at the New Lebanon Library, Jeannie Bogino has passed away.  See below from Frank, Jeannie’s partner.



I'm sorry to tell you that Jeannie passed away Monday afternoon while in Chicago for a library conference. She simply went to bed and didn't wake up. She was doing what she loved, accompanied by one of her closest friends. I have pasted the not-yet-published obituary copy below.


Schedule of events:

-       Calling hours are Saturday July 1, 4-7pm at Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

-       A PRIVATE service will be held Sunday July 2, 12 noon at the funeral home

-       Following the service, a "Celebration of Life" reception will be held Sunday July 2, 1 to 5pm, at Flavours Restaurant, GPS address 62 McKay St., Pittsfield MA 01201.  Light fare will be provided as well as Jeannie's absolute favorite dish - pasta with her mom Micki's sauce!


Feel free to send questions. It just might take me a while to reply.



Hancock – Jeanne M. Bogino, 56, of Hancock, died unexpectedly at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago while traveling for work on June 26, 2017.  She was born in Pittsfield on May 9, 1961, the daughter of the late Robert L. Bogino and the former Marion E. Bangs; and her beloved stepfather Buster F. Kohlenberger. 


She was educated in local schools and was a 1978 graduate of Pittsfield High School.  She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in American Literature from the University of Massachusetts – Boston; and her master’s degree in Library Sciences from SUNY Albany.


At the time of her passing Jeanne was employed as the director of the New Lebanon Library, where she worked for the past nine years.


Jeanne loved literature and everything book related, and thoroughly enjoyed reading.  She was an avid gardener, who enjoyed planting and caring for her herbs and beekeeping.  She also enjoyed trips to the ocean and walks on the beach.  She loved animals; especially her dogs; Juniper and Geordi.  Jeanne accomplished many dreams in her life, including having a book published; “Rock Angel.”


Jeanne fought her battle with cancer head on and would not let her disease define her.  As she said throughout her battle “She lived a good story.”


She is survived by her mother; Marion E. Bogino of Pittsfield; her longtime partner; Frank J. Kennedy of Hancock; her maternal grandmother; Marion A. Boure of Pittsfield and many beloved aunts and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father; Robert L. Bogino and her step-father; Buster F. Kohlenberger.


Funeral Notice – Funeral Services for Jeanne M. Bogino, 56, who died June 26, 2017 will be held Sunday July 2, 2017 at 12 noon at DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 BRADFORD ST., PITTSFIELD.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Calling hours will be held Saturday Evening from 4 to 7p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jeanne’s memory can be made to the Berkshire Humane Society or the New Lebanon Library, in care of the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence with Jeanne’s family please visit